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New app can identify human emotions?

Posted at: 12/05/2012 8:36 PM
Updated at: 12/05/2012 8:44 PM

Smart phones can do a ton of things to make a user's life easier and soon they might be able to tell how your feeling.

The University of Rochester says they are working on a new app for smartphones that could identify your mood.

The new technology identifies aspects of your voice and uses that to tell what mood you are in. Researchers say the new app could be a big help in studies and situations where emotions are recorded.

Wendi Heinzelman, a professor working on the app, talked with Lia Lando about how it works and why they are developing it. You can watch that interview by hitting play on the video player.